O: Honorable Punkin! I’m very sleepy. I was up late reading WILD.
Me: Wow, didn’t expect that. Um, remember our agreement about not taking books off my nightstand? I’m freaking out, looking for a book I have to teach, and it’s in your car…or in the liquor cabinet…or wherever you wandered to.
O: But I had to find out what happened to the lady’s mother.
Me: She dies. It’s on the back cover.
O: Not the details. Like the outline of the male nurse’s penis through his pants! Ha, her writing is very cinematic! She should consider making the stuff into a movie.
Me: Uh, someone kinda did. It’s kinda huge. It got nominated for an Oscar.
O: WILD is a movie?! Wow, so they took my advice!
Me: Yes. That is exactly what happened.
Come early to Berkeley City College. As usual, it’ll be SRO!
I will be giving 2 free, public multimedia readings this week in San Francisco:
Friday November 14 is my debut at my new employer, California College of the Arts. I will be giving a multimedia overview of my projects and approach to memoir as the final WRITERS SERIES/FRIDAY SEMINAR:
3:30 – 5:00 PM
The Writers Studio
195 De Haro at 15th Street
Thursday November 15 is a project near and dear to my heart: a benefit reading/video on the legacy of the Nigerian civil war called LOOKING : BIAFRA.
Join EMERGENCY USA for Listen for Peace, an evening of literature and music to raise awareness about the realities of war, potential for peace, and the impact of war on civilian lives. Writers include Faith Adiele, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Genny Lim, Julie Thi Underhill, and editors of an anthology of Afghan women.
The event is free and open to the public, though there will be opportunities to donate to EMERGENCY USA to help contribute toward the funding of free medical facilities in war torn areas.
5:30 – 7:30 PM
San Francisco Public Library
Main Library (near Civic Center BART)
100 Larkin St
Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room B
This weekend I will be appearing with my people at the 2012 Mixed Roots Film & Literary Fest in L.A.! Look for me on Sunday 12:30 – 1:30 PM. The readings will be held in the Tateuchi Democracy Forum at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM), 369 East 1st Street, in downtown Los Angeles
Be there, or be mono-ethnic!